God's Man | Path To The Darkside...
“Afraid to lose her I think, hmm?
What has that got to do with anything?
Everything! Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you.” - An exchange between Anakin Skywalker and Master Yoda in Episode I.
Fear is an interesting thing. Fear triggers many responses in us. In extreme cases it can cause us to fight or flee from a given situation. I learned very early to be mindful of my feelings. I didn’t go through and Jedi training but I recognized that I had a very bad temper. I still do, even though I am sure that this comes as a shock to some. The only thing that saved me was that I hung out with a group of guys that could always kick my butt. That kept me in check. As I got older I took martial arts, learned to fight and that changed my life. I learned to channel my natural aggression and recognize my emotional state. So why do I tell you all this.
I am angry tonight. I mean filled with rage. I am sitting here writing this and I want to scream and tear and hit. I am trying to find a healthy outlet for it so I am writing here and allowing God to speak to me. Sometimes I feel like a fire that burns to brightly. I am constantly trying to reign myself in.
So what do you do when you feel angry?